Our History


“…I will build my church…” (Mathew 16:18)

The Hand of Providence

The providential print of God’s hand can be clearly seen in the establishment of the Bronx East 165th Street Congregation of the Church of God of Prophecy.

This local church, like most New Testament congregations, was birthed as a result of the providential movement of God’s people from one place to another.

It was by the provident leading of God that our founding pastor, Bishop R.G Thompson, traveled to New York from Florida in 1941, supposedly to purchase a car and return to Florida. He never returned to Florida. His family joined him in New York and they resided in the Bronx.

In 1942 the family moved from the Bronx to Manhattan, New York City, where they purchased a home at 117 East 117 Street and opened up the first floor for prayer meetings. After a while this group that met for prayer was organized as a mission. After much prayer, labor and sacrifice the mission was organized as a church in November 1947 with approximately seven members, including Bishop Ronald George Thompson, its founding pastor. Read More

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Welcome to The Bronx Church of God of Prophecy

Dear Friends,

Thanks for visiting The Bronx Church of God of Prophecy website. We are honored to serve you and hope your on-line experience with us will give you a sense of who we are, why we are here, and how you can fit.


9:45 am - Sunday School
11:00 am - Worship Service
4:30 pm - Evening Service

7:30 pm - Worship & Bible Study

7:30 pm - Youth Service



7:30 pm – 9:00 pm - Night Prayer

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - Noon Prayer

10:00 pm - Shut in Prayer (last Friday of each Month)

7:30 am – 9:00 am - Morning Early Prayer

What To Expect

Here, at the Bronx Church, we are a group of people committed to following Jesus. That means we worship him with passion and joy. That means we encourage prayer in church and throughout life. That means we submit to having our values and behaviors spiritually transformed by His word. That means we love people in and outside the church through generosity and compassion. Click here to read more!